Checking date: 11/07/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Mechanics of Structures
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (223)

Coordinating teacher: IVAÑEZ DEL POZO, INES

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Statics. Basic knowledge about solid mechanics. Calculation of determinate structures.
Description of contents: programme
I: BEHAVIOUR OF REAL BODY EQUILIBRIUM AND CALCULUS OF REACTIONS FOR STRUCTURAL MECHANICS Topic 1: FORCE SYSTEMS AND EQUILIBRIUM 1.1 Main concepts 1.2 Force systems and equivalent force systems Topic 2: REACTIONS FORCES 2.1 Computation of reactions in statically determinate structures 2.2 Computation of reactions in statically indeterminate externally structures Topic 3: MASS GEOMETRY 3.1 Centre of mass of planar bodies 3.2 Moment of inertia of planar bodies II: FORCE LAWS IN ISOSTATIC STRUCTURES Topic 4: FORCE LAWS (I) 4.1 Concept and types of internal forces 4.2 Relationship between load, shear force and bending moment Topic 5: FORCE LAWS (II) 5.1 Determination of internal forces in simple beams 5.2 Determination of internal forces in archs Topic 6: FORCE LAWS (III) 6.1 Determination of internal forces for complex beams 6.2 Determination of internal forces for frames III: TRUSS STRUCTURES AND CABLE STRUCTURES Topic 7: TRUSSES 7.1 Internal forces for trusses 7.2 Resolution procedures Topic 8: CABLES 8.1 Cables under concentrated loads 8.2 Cables under distributed loads IV: CONCEPT OF UNIAXIAL STRESS AND UNIAXIAL STRAIN RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STRESS AND STRAIN IN ELASTIC SOLIDS Topic 9: DEFORMABLE BODY 9.1 Main concepts. Cauchy stress 9.2 Mechanical behaviour of solids V: PRINCIPLES OF STRENTH OF MATERIALS. GENERAL STUDY OF STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOUR OF CROSS SECTION STRENGTH Topic 10: TENSILE/COMPRESSION (I) 10.1 Principles of strength of materials 10.2 Tensile and compressive axial force Topic 11: BENDING (II) 11.1 Strength of materials. Bending (I) 11.2 Pure bending Topic 12: BENDING (III) 12.1 Strength of materials. Bending (II) 12.2 Complex bending VI: INTRODUCTION TO EXPERIMENTAL METHODS FOR STRUCTURAL MECHANICS ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS 3 Laboratory sessions
Learning activities and methodology
- Master classes, tutorship and personal work oriented to the acquisition of theoretical knowledge. (3 ECTS credits). - Problems solution classes, laboratory sessions, tutorship and personal work oriented to the acquisition of practical skills. (3 ECTS credits). Additionally, collective tutorship can be included in the programme.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • F.P. Beer, E. Russel Johnston. Vector Mechanics for Engineers., Vol. Static. McGraw Hill. 1994
  • J. Case. Strength of material and structures. Ed. Arnold. 1999
  • J.M. Gere. Mechanics of materials. Ed. Thomson. 2002
  • W.M.C. McKenzie. Examples in structural analysis. Taylor & Francis. 2006

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.